Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships
Dr. Lisa Wadors Verne, is the Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships for Benetech Labs and its Global Literacy services including Bookshare and Diagram. She is the project lead for a number of 3D printing initatives the project lead for a private grant that supports parents of children with learning differences. She has doctorate in Special Education and Policy from a the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University, Joint Doctoral program with a focus on teachers’ beliefs about including children with special needs in typically developing classrooms. With over 15 years in Educational research and application Dr. Wadors Verne has particular expertise in special education policy and law, inclusion and family and school collaboration. She is currently interested in the use of technology in classrooms for meaningful inclusion. In addition to her position at Benetech, she is a guest lecturer, adjunct faculty member and Master’s Student Supervisor at San Francisco State University. Dr. Wadors Verne holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from Villanova University and a M. A. in Early Childhood Special Education from Santa Clara University.